By Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (photo by Jeff Tuttle)
Nineteen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 18, 2023 in a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. KLETC Police Instructor Senior Rob McClarty was the class coordinator for the graduating class, and the commencement speaker for the ceremony was Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson.
President Masterson was quick to express his gratitude to the graduates. “I don’t find it difficult to say ‘thank you’ to people I admire. First, congratulations and thank you. You are about to get into an area where the job can be thankless even through every Kansan should be thankful for what you do.” Masterson had one ask of the graduating class, and that was to serve with humility. “Humility is such a misunderstood term in today’s society. Humility is strength under control. It’s authority without abuse. It’s power without having to abuse it.”
Under the authority of Executive Director Darin Beck, graduates received certificates attesting to the satisfactory completion of a full-time basic course of instruction, and certification as Kansas Law enforcement officers from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, the state’s law enforcement licensing authority.
The following are the graduates of the 313th basic training class: